Congress dissenters left out of UP poll teams, Salman Khurshid gets key job

Congress party on Sunday while announcing panels in the run-up to the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls left out dissenters from the poll teams, including Jitin Prasada and former UP Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar, who were signatories to a letter to the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi. Former Union minister Salman Khursheed has been tasked with the responsibility of heading the Manifesto Committee, while, Congressmen Nirmal Khatri and Naseeb Pathan, who had criticised the letter writers have been assigned key responsibilities.

A look at the newly announced committees reveals that the party has carefully worked out a medley of veterans and young leaders. Last year, during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the then Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi had announced that his sister Priyanka Gandhi has been given the task of reviving the party in the state from where it traces its origins. Rahul had expressed confidence in his sister and said that Congress would play a crucial role in government formation in the state in 2022.

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